Peter Cole and Kaveh Akbar

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Peter Cole and Kaveh Akbar

November 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prairie Lights Bookstore

Poets Peter Cole and Kaveh Akbar will read from Draw Me After and Pilgrim Bell.

Peter Cole was born in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1957. The author of five previous books of poems, he has also translated widely from Hebrew and Arabic works—both medieval and modern. He is the recipient of many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, a National Jewish Book Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He divides his time between Jerusalem and New Haven.

Kaveh Akbar‘s poems appear in the New Yorker, Paris Review, New York Times, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the author of Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf 2021) and Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017), and editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse (Penguin 2022). Born in Tehran, Iran, Akbar currently serves as poetry editor for The Nation. In 2024, Knopf will publish Martyr!, Kaveh’s first novel.


November 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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